On my last post, I brought to attention the Tempe Festival of the Arts, a bi-annual event held in downtown Tempe, Arizona. I, along with a few friends, headed out to it on Sunday, the last day. I do have to say the weather was overcast and predicted rain, which it did! But it was incredible. A slight chill, but it’s AZ in the spring, so nothing crazy. There was a brief period that the rain let up, and then on it went. I loved it, although I felt bad for many of the artist. There pieces were outside of their tents, and it is a lot of work to put together to have it rain. There was a few less people than last year, from what I remembered, so that was another bummer for the artisans.
We had a good time. I always love seeing the creativity brought to life by people. There was so many varieties of art, which really is great because there is something for everyone. Honestly the roasted cinnamon sugar almonds and the wine festival were a highlight for me. Don’t get me wrong viewing the talent that was there was delicious too, but the almonds warmed my belly, the wine warmed my face, and I could afford both of them. Many things are expensive, and rightfully so.
I picked up a very cool hanging wind chime for my mom for Mother’s Day. I wish I had the card or receipt from my purchase, but it got tossed with the bag that housed my warm almonds. I would love to mention her in this post. I will seek out her information and give details, as she has some very cool bird houses.
I feel like each year it gets bigger, with more artists. We were not able to finish going through all the areas, but we saw a lot. There were a mix of people, families, couples, kids, dogs, older younger, and people that come for there favorite artists.
I highly recommend experiencing the festival if you are ever in Arizona during the times it is held. It is a great one!